All applicants to Bahrain Polytechnic must show they are competent in English and Mathematics to be offered a place in any of our programmes. The entry tests include:
English Competency: Online or written test, with time allowed 60 minutes. English usage and listening competency are tested.
English Writing: 1 expository or argumentative essay question, minimum of 120 words required, time allowed 30 minutes.
Mathematics: 50 Multiple choice and short answer questions, time allowed 90 minutes.
You must bring a calculator, but calculators with text save and graphic display are not allowed. Applicants to ICT and Engineering degrees may be invited to sit Technical Mathematics tests (time allowed 60 minutes). Applicants to the Visual Design degree must submit a portfolio of original work to be considered. We reserve the right to interview any applicant.
There are two full-time semesters in one academic year - Semester 1 from September to January, and Semester 2 from February to July. Summer courses are also offered from time to time (for some programmes). For further information, please contact the Student Information Centre.
Yes attendance is required for classes. Attendance is important as classroom activities are designed to develop effective employability skills that are required by employers. Students are expected to arrive on-time and participate in all scheduled classes. Tutors record attendance in classes for all programmes. Absences in excess of 20% (twenty percent) of the total scheduled class time will result in automatic withdrawal from the course with a fail grade (WA) for not meeting attendance requirements.